Teaching principles

We do not believe in teaching steps or moves, we believe in teaching people to dance. That is why we focus our attention on the basics, the connection with the partner, the music, and the overall body awareness. Understanding these building blocks is what will set you apart on the dance floor!

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We teach in Amsterdam,  Amersfoort & Wageningen or anywhere else where you want us! Just invite us!

For more info on the classes in a specific city, check the city page. There you can find the schedule and the dates. Level descriptions vary for each city.


All our classes can be taken as DROP-INS. A drop-in costs EUR 15pp, paid in cash, or buy online! 
Following 2 classes at the same day =  EUR 25
After registering you can drop-in, you don’t need a confirmation.

Follow a course and get a discounted price! Block 3 & 4 take 11 weeks.

Updated for block 4

Block 3 & 4 (11 weeks) 
1 course EUR 115
2 courses in the same block EUR 225
3 courses in the same block EUR 300
Suggested solidarity price for students & people with less means: EUR 100 for 1 course, EUR 180 for 2 courses, EUR 250 for 3 courses.
If that is too much for you, check our Solidarity Policy down below! 


Tickets available at the door
Vintage w/ DJ: EUR 7,50 (EUR 5 for SP Students)
Vintage w/Live music: EUR 15 
Jazz Lobby: EUR 15  (Also online (cklick here) for EUR 12,50)
Basement Blues w/ Live music: EUR 15 

Swing Philosophy believes it’s very important that artists, venues & organisers earn a fair income, thus our scene becomes sustainable. That is why, for our classes & events, we charge the prices that are making it economically viable to pay everyone fairly.
Still, building an inclusive community is just as important for us! We want to support people in our community that don’t have the financial possibility to attend our classes & events. For those of you that have financial struggles we are setting up a ‘give what you can’ policy. Meaning that you can acces events & classes based on donating the money that you can miss.
If you want to make use of this policy, please fill in the form using the link below. Once we have received your details, we will issue a Solidarity Policy Card which you can show at the entrace of our events, and NO questions will be asked.


WEEKLY CLASSES: Please transfer the fee for your classes to NL50KNAB0414261852, beneficiary Swing Philosophy. Please always mention your full name (+ name of your partner if you are transferring also for them) & the name of the classes you are following.

FESTIVALS: For festivals like Bal’Damn!, The Vintage Battle of the Bands & BAZZ please transfer your fees to NL69KNAB0512102112, beneficiary Swing Philosophy. Please always mention your full name (+ name of your partner if you are transferring also for them) & the name of the FESTIVAL.


PARTNERED CLASSES, after finishing a course, please talk to your teacher. Quite often it is useful to repeat a course, as most people don’t have prior dancing experience. If you do have such an experience, the teacher will notice and advise you appropriately. 

For SOLO JAZZ classes, it’s up to you when you are ready for the next challenge, so give it a try and see how it go00